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Guest post written by YouthfulNest Intern, Celina Liu
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? In this case, the name or the nursery? Whichever, here are our signature nursery designs paired with trending baby names, because choosing a nursery design doesn’t have to be as stressful as choosing a name.
Lucas is a boy full of genuine wonder and confidence.
An alternative choice to Luke, Lucas has three different origins - English, French, and Gaelic - in which the name means light. Guiding this one will be quite the adventure for you too.
Encourage his nature by building a fun and inspiring nursery.
Hailing from the English countryside, Braden is rugged. Fun fact, it’s also part of an Irish folklore about Fionn MacCool, who at one point in his boyhood tried to catch the Salmon of Knowledge, or Bradan feasa, in order to defeat a giant (so Braden can also mean salmon if you’re into that.)
Create a balance to the countryside tranquility!
With Native American origins, Dakota means “to be considered a friend or ally.” It makes us think of Pocahontas and all her animal friends. A girl named Dakota is beautiful and nature loving, so be sure to add lots of floral and wood accents into her room!
Sweeeeet Caroline, ba-ba-ba. A feminine version of Charles, which has French origins and means “free man”, she is elegant, graceful, and regal. It’s no wonder that JFK and Grace Kelly both named their baby girls Caroline! Set her up with something neutral with gentle color accents.
The successful of Disney's Moana will see a wave of tropical or island inspired name
in the next few years, and we're not complaining.
Hop on board with Kai, boys name by tradition and girls name by choice.
With clear eyes and an open heart, Kai has unstoppable passions,
though sometimes you will also catch him or her quietly reading in the corner.
Find a bedroom that is inspired by driftwood, seashells, and the calm morning beach.
Harper’s gotten quite the love lately since everyone and their mothers had to read To Kill a Mockingbird by the one and only Harper Lee, whose book also popularized the boy name Atticus. It used to be strictly a boy’s name in the 1800s, but this is 2017 and you can name your baby whatever you so well please (including colors, flowers, seasons, and geographic orientation.) Bet you a dollar that Harper is going to be one free-spirited and artistically inclined child.
Emma & Eli
"whole, universal" & "ascended, protector"
Two names at different ends of the spectrum. From Germanic roots, Emma is a feminine
choice meaning whole or universal. It is also one of the most popular names for baby girls
in most English-speaking countries. Eli, on the other hands, is not a one stop shop.
In its Greek origins, Eli means defender of man; in Hebrew, it means ascended.
Give them space with to grow with each other - the two will be like peas in a pod!
Presley & Peyton
"meadow" & "warrior's Village"
Doesn’t hurt to get a little creative when you have twins right?
Like their names, these two will be a breathe of fresh air in your life and in your friends circles.
You’ll have your hands full with these two so prepare in advance to make it easier on yourself!
Give them something that not only matches their character but they can also grow into!
The shared nursery should have natural elements...we're thinking dark wood? ;)
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